‘Quiet confidence’ in future leads BuroHappold to appoint 13 new partners

June 8, 2018

BuroHappold, the Bath-headquartered international civil engineering practice, has appointed 13 new partners in a move it said showed “quiet confidence” in its ability to deliver high-quality, award-winning projects across the globe.

It is the highest number of partners chosen in a single year by the firm, which over the past 40 years has been involved with some of the world’s largest civil engineering projects. The partnership at the firm is now 60 strong.

Bath was the firm’s first base and its Lower Bristol Road HQ remains one of the largest of its 21 offices across the globe.  

UK projects led by the Bath team include The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford, The O2 Arena and Arsenal FC’s Emirates Stadium, while its international work includes the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Winter Olympics 2014 Sochi Stadium and the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

The firm’s selection panel for the new partners said the successful candidates had the key attributes of “wit, personality and cultural alignment”.

BuroHappold said increasing its partnership meant more direct involvement into key projects, as well as increased flexibility when seeking new opportunities.

The move bolsters BuroHappold’s client service and its commitment to engineering excellence and innovation.

Among the 13 new partners are Bath-based Claire Smith and Robert Moyser. Robert, pictured right, said he was looking forward to changing perceptions and embracing new leads.

“Within the built environment, the introduction of new digital services and technology solutions are starting to change perception of long term value,” he added.

“They introduce new opportunities that were not previously available and I am keen to support the partnership in the scaling and co-ordination of our capability in this very important area.”

Claire, pictured right, who has 25 years’ experience in structural engineering, is keen to expand BuroHappold’s opportunities in the South West. 

“I am excited by the opportunity it will give me to increase BuroHappold’s impact in the regional market,” she said.

“I hope to continue to actively support the development of our young engineers, delivering great projects and having fun along the way.”

BuroHappold said the new directors represented its confidence in its future global growth.

A spokesman said: “They inject new talent, a different dynamic and a diverse global skillset into our ever-growing practice. Their commitment and passion will allow BuroHappold to grow stronger and more resilient as a practice.”

The firm’s clients include more than 90% of the world’s leading architectural practices and it has collaborated with global organisations such as the United Nations, The World Bank and UNESCO.

Pictured: BuroHappold's 13 new partners

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